# Samsung TV service codes

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#### Glenn Gundlach

Jan 1, 1970
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Anybody have an idea where to get the service codes for the Samsung
HLN507W DLP set? Also, I'd like the list of commands for the RS-232
port of the 507 and the SIR-T165 set top box.
GG

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#### michael turner

Jan 1, 1970
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Anybody have an idea where to get the service codes for the Samsung
HLN507W DLP set?

Why? You can seriously screw the device up if you don't know what your
doing. The manufacturers keep these codes hidden for very good reasons.
Also, I'd like the list of commands for the RS-232 port
of the 507 and the SIR-T165 set top box. GG

See above comment.

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#### Thinker

Jan 1, 1970
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Why? You can seriously screw the device up if you don't know what your
doing. The manufacturers keep these codes hidden for very good reasons.

The best reason is they get to make a profit when the set is returned ofr
sevice when it could have been done by the owner.

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#### Glenn Gundlach

Jan 1, 1970
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michael turner said:
Why? You can seriously screw the device up if you don't know what your
doing. The manufacturers keep these codes hidden for very good reasons.

See above comment.

See
http://www.dav-inc.com/

That machine is a high definition flying spot telecine to transfer
film to video. I designed all the analog signal processing from the
photosensors up to the A-D converters along with the servo interface
and motor drive amplifiers.

My goal on the Samsung is a slight change in the gamma settings and
better integrate the remote controls using the RS232 port with an
ambedded controller to route the commands to the appropriate box(es)
so my wife and kids can actually use the stuff. So, do you have any

GG

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#### Art

Jan 1, 1970
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Call Samsung Customer Care or your Local Samsung Authorized Dealer. Your set
being under warranty should be a service related issue. Why some of the post
refer to you not wanting to do this yourself is the fact if you FUBAR it
then it is time/material cost to you since you voided the warranty. There
are way too many vairables in the service menues of these sets, incorrectly
adjusting some of them may produce very undesirable effects, both to your
set and your wallet. Yes, it is an economic issue on the part of service,
and the customer. Same idea as buying that brand new Chev Corvette and then
changing the eprom to a high preformance item. Agreed, a lot of fun finding
out just what it will do without reigns, however, you just produced a
$45000+ libality because no more GM warranty at all. G #### Glenn Gundlach Jan 1, 1970 0 Art said: Call Samsung Customer Care or your Local Samsung Authorized Dealer. Your set being under warranty should be a service related issue. Why some of the post refer to you not wanting to do this yourself is the fact if you FUBAR it then it is time/material cost to you since you voided the warranty. There are way too many vairables in the service menues of these sets, incorrectly adjusting some of them may produce very undesirable effects, both to your set and your wallet. Yes, it is an economic issue on the part of service, and the customer. Same idea as buying that brand new Chev Corvette and then changing the eprom to a high preformance item. Agreed, a lot of fun finding out just what it will do without reigns, however, you just produced a$45000+ libality because no more GM warranty at all.

Hey Art, did you look at the above link? I actually understand how TV
works. I've worked in the industry for 27+ years and have had to, at
I'm not going to break it and these are NOT 'famous last words'.

The Samsung is not 'broken' and needs no repair. I did call Samsung
today and have the service manuals for both units coming next week. I
promise I WILL tell everyone if I DO fubar it. I won't.

GG

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#### Chaos Master

Jan 1, 1970
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Art called The Usenet Police (tm) of sci.electronics.basics and said to the cops,
at Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:04:01 -0500:
Call Samsung Customer Care or your Local Samsung Authorized Dealer. Your set
being under warranty should be a service related issue. Why some of the post
refer to you not wanting to do this yourself is the fact if you FUBAR it
then it is time/material cost to you since you voided the warranty. There
are way too many vairables in the service menues of these sets, incorrectly
adjusting some of them may produce very undesirable effects, both to your
set and your wallet. Yes, it is an economic issue on the part of service,
and the customer. Same idea as buying that brand new Chev Corvette and then
changing the eprom to a high preformance item. Agreed, a lot of fun finding
out just what it will do without reigns, however, you just produced a
\$45000+ libality because no more GM warranty at all.

If you are real careful (take note of the original values. try small changes),
there is little danger of damaging your devices by "hacking" the service menus.

IMHO it's almost the same as "tweaking" your Windows' registry or your BIOS
settings to get more speed. If you change the Windows registry in the wrong way
you may trash settings (requiring system restore/reinstall), and in a PC BIOS it
may not boot anymore unless you reset everything.

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#### Art

Jan 1, 1970
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Thing is Glen: In neither of your post do you even explain that you are
indeed a tech of any experience, just that you are asking for these service
codes. That is why the return post was generated, not as a personal flame
but as information. it is obvious that you should be more diligent in
posting all the information so you do not get mis-understood again. As
stated, the manufacturer and their materials are indeed the bible in doing
any service adjustments (tweaking as DM put it). IMHO please indicate indeed
the facts to dissuade any further posts you consider inflammatory.

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#### Ross Mac

Jan 1, 1970
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Glenn Gundlach said:
Anybody have an idea where to get the service codes for the Samsung
HLN507W DLP set? Also, I'd like the list of commands for the RS-232
port of the 507 and the SIR-T165 set top box.
GG

You might try the consumer electronics guys at sci.electronics.repair
......Good luck....

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